Honu's on the Beach Restaurant

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249 reviews
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Fusion / Eclectic
For the premier dining experience at our Kona Beach hotel, visit Honu’s on the Beach. Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel’s signature, award-winning restaurant offers delicious regional Hawaiian cuisine. You’ll enjoy dining on a spacious lanai, complete with inviting fire pits and amazing views. Honu’s is the perfect spot to sip a cocktail and enjoy a fabulous meal while the sun sets, filling the sky with gorgeous hues of pink, orange, yellow, and purple.

Start your morning with breakfast at Honu’s on the Beach. Choose from a range of tasty a la carte menu items, including American and regional dishes, or indulge yourself in the breakfast buffet, which features made-to-order omelets, fresh fruit, pancakes, breakfast meats, coffee, tea, and much more.

Join us for dinner on our outdoor lanai and enjoy creative, seasonal cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Roy Basilio. Choose from a variety of selections on our new farm-to-table menu.
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Moderately expensive restaurant with terrible service. We were a group of 8 guests that sat for long periods of time without any attention from the staff. Some of the dishes served were very good, others were sub-standard for any restaurant.

Specifically the rib-eye steak was not recognizable as such and contained excessive connective tissue. Perhaps this was a result of the "grass fed" method of raising beef cattle on the island.

We had to request cocktail service at the beginning of our visit and twice more during our meal. The waiter did not once visit the table to check if we were satisfied with our entrees or to see if we needed additional drinks.

We've been going to the big island for years, I have not experienced service this bad during that time.

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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. And we loved the new food items.

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TJ
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasant atmosphere. Great food. Perfect for a date night, especially Valentine's Day.

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HE
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The view was so pretty couldn't beat listening to the music from the lu'au. The food was so ONO. Can't wait to go there again.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 1

Paid $20 for a plate of lettuce and some shrimp.... pretty blah...

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

not impressed with main courses.. crab was either very bland (like watered down) or too salty and one batch was still frozen! prime rib was bland and cut and served in thin slices.. rice was dry. poke not great... overall, food not worth the buffet price

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KM
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The buffet was very good but the service was outstanding!

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VH
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent and food was delishes! Highly recommend.

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L
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The food was alright. Prime rib was the best part. My husband was hoping for more seafood at this buffet. At $55.00 per person, it wasn’t worth the price.

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Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was enjoyed by all. I ordered the fish of the day and it was cooked perfectly. Others ordered sushi rolls and spinach salads and commented that those were both delicious. Service was great too. We would return on our next trip to Kona.

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New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Although Open Table showed me the ala carte menu (which was reasonably priced), the only dining option available to us was the dinner buffet, which I assumed was going to be in the $25-$35 per person range. We'll, shame on me for not checking in advance - when the bill came, I was shocked to see that the buffet was $50 per person (before drinks).

This turned out to be our most expensive meal on the Big Island, and although it was a good buffet, it certainly wasn't $50 pp good! My mistake - it was a good meal, but don't make the same mistake I made!

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Awful food. The ramen overcooked and likely came out of a box. The Pizza was not fresh. Service was as slow as molasses. Overall terrible experience.

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WB
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Service was beyond horrible. Took 20 minutes after seating to get our drinks. Waitress was never around. Had to flag her down for anything. Food was not worth the price

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MB
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

We went for New Year’s Eve. It was the same menu as the pool bar. It was completely lack luster and the service was very poor.

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JG
Hawaii
35 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The reason I chose this location was the affordability it listed plus water front. The entrees were much more than expected. It must of been an average of the breakfast entree & dinner combined. I think it was listed as $30-31 entrees and under. It was more like $38 and under.

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Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Too expensive and the food wasn’t that great

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1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for crab legs. All you can eat!
Great place for family and friends, not stuffy, and has a great open area seating if you don't like the indoors, located close to the Kailua Kona pier as well.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome!! Food was great vibe was chill would def recommend

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

We booked for a XMas dinner and was extremely disappointed with the restaurant. Floor and tables weren’t clean. No Christmas feeling when it was announced as a XMas dinner. The place smells so bad that we finished our dinner so fast and got out. Didn’t realize that Marriott will allow this restaurant to stay open

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DM
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

We were disappointed we booked Honu’s ‘on the beach’ for our Christmas dinner when we arrived and found out we were seated in a banquet room that look like it was from the 70s, nowhere near the tables on the beach ..there wasn’t a very large selection of food for a $70 per person buffet.. we had read that there was a Business elegant dress code and when we got there they were teenagers in belly shirts and jeans shorts, A woman in a bikini with a beach cover-up. The food was OK, the crab legs had been sitting in the dishes so long they were soft and couldn’t be cracked open. I have never left a bad review for anything before, and I wouldn’t normally for this one either except for the price we paid for a ‘fancy’ Christmas buffet, it cost us almost US$400 for four of us to have dinner here

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WT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a lovely meal on the beach in Kona, Hawaii which was on Christmas Eve. Food was so good. Service was excellent. I would certainly recommend it to my friends. Looking forward to going again.

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

This was Christmas dinner. It was quite an assembly line and there wasnt anything special for the holiday really. Disappointed. Especially for the price.

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M
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Well: The food was good BUT the atmosphere was totally impersonal! Crowded! Looking for a romantic dinner = Forget it! There are so many nicer restaurants in Kailua Kona! Very pricey and very disappointing!

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GS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved it! Far greater than what we expected!!!!

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1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed Our dining experience at Honu’s! Great food, Great Service and Great Memories! Mahalo a Mui loa!

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d
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a nice time. We definitely be back.

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Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, view from patio was great and service was perfect.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Thanksgiving buffet had everything we could ask for. Amazing food and service. Will return.

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KH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Sorry to say, not good. The table where we were seated was outside and quiet and nice. The food, for the very high price, was pretty average. We were very disappointed - somehow I think maybe a Thanksgiving Dinner in Hawaii may have been the issue. Won't be back.

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VJ
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I wouldn't reccomend this restaurant to anyone at all for any reason.

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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very peaceful place to have dinner by the beach.

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H
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was phenomenal. I split three meals among friends and they were all delicious. The desserts were to die for too. This was My favorite meal Of my trip. I highly recommend coming for dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location, service and meals.

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SL
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Great value for big eaters and priced accordingly. The poke was fantastic and went back for seconds.
Locals love the crab, but not dungenes so we avoid.

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MH
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Service was good, menu needs more variety but what we had was delicious.

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K
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating for special needs diets. Staff was very nice and accommodating even though they were super busy. Open air and nice Water and Kona Town views. The people in our party with no special needs abosultely loved the buffet. All of the food was great!

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JB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing and service wonderful. We had a view of the water for the last night of a large family Reunion
It was recommended to us and was excellent

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SJ
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Honu's was very easy to locate, being at the Courtyard Marriot. No complaints on the location, ambience, views, service, and food. Would recommend.

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AD
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Everything was really good. But the crab legs were a bit over cooked and had no flavor. Other than that service was awesome and nice.

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RR
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent but the restaurant was extremely hot. We left cause it got too uncomfortable.

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